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by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance "I've studied what I could of the Niess and their culture. There isn’t much left, and I have to sift the truth from… continue reading Chronicling Resistance: Meet the Fellows

By written by Administrator    December 1, 2020   

Thank you to Nourishing Literacy (NL) team member Carolyn for writing this blog post! In addition to sharing her experience and findings, Carolyn has included some of the activities… continue reading Noodles Across Tables

By written by Shayna M.    November 6, 2020   

The Logan Library is proud to host the Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence portrait exhibit now through December 30, Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. This exhibit will… continue reading Souls Shot: Victims of Gun Violence Portrait Exhibit On Display at Logan Library

By written by Lynne H.    November 3, 2020    1

Are you a renter who has lost income due to COVID-19? You may qualify for rental assistance through the City of Philadelphia's Emergency Rental Assistance Program . Phase 2 of this program is… continue reading How to Apply for Emergency Rental Assistance: A Walk-through for Tenants and Landlords

By written by Michael R.    October 19, 2020    1

The Latin American Book Fair , in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center , will be presenting Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine , during a virtual event broadcast on Facebook… continue reading Language Through My Kitchen: Latin Cuisine

By written by Mary Marques    October 8, 2020   

by Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance Sometimes, the way events merge is uncanny. This is the case for Chronicling Resistance, a project that recently migrated to the… continue reading Chronicling Resistance

By written by Administrator    October 2, 2020    1

Updated Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:45 p.m. The census deadline, originally slated for September 30 after the federal administration moved to an earlier date, has now been extended to October… continue reading A Census Story

By written by Kalela W.    September 24, 2020    2

Parkway Central Library Children’s Department is excited to present its first-ever Mutual Aid Fair! Central Children’s is teaming up with Youth Services, Read by 4th , the Art… continue reading Free Library Mutual Aid Fair

By written by Kate E.    August 17, 2020   

Pride Month is set to wrap up this week, and we’ve had so much fun celebrating with virtual events, book lists, and history lessons all throughout June (see what we’ve been up to here… continue reading Close Out Pride Month with a Dress-Up Day!

By written by Kate C.    June 29, 2020   

Original blog post by Symbol Lai, Office of Immigrant Affairs, posted on May 29, 2020   National Immigrant Heritage Month is back — and not a moment too soon. Faced with a global… continue reading Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!

By written by Administrator    June 8, 2020   

Dear Free Library community, We are enraged and heartbroken.  The murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police—and the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among… continue reading The Free Library Stands Against Racism

By written by Siobhan Reardon    June 3, 2020    6

Blog post author Amy Honisett is the Learning and Development Specialist for Multnomah County Library. Multnomah is the public library system for Portland, Oregon and a national partner in the… continue reading Community-Centered Libraries: Another National Partner Perspective

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 28, 2020   

The American Library Association (ALA) defines  community engagement  as "the process of working collaboratively with community members—be they library customers, residents,… continue reading Sharing Skills for Community-Centered Libraries with the American Library Association

By written by Community-Centered Libraries    May 6, 2020   

Since the COVID-19 crisis shut down libraries, several Philadelphia City Institute staff members have been directly assisting neighbors and community members by helping with food distribution… continue reading Philadelphia City Institute Staff Help with Food Distribution

By written by Erin H.    May 5, 2020    1

Today, American novelist Harper Lee would have turned 94 years old. As a lover of novels in general, and To Kill a Mockingbird in particular, I jumped at the chance to write a celebratory blog… continue reading Harper Lee and the Novels That Help Us Remember

By written by Christine M.    April 28, 2020    1

Even though all of our minds are on the pandemic and its consequences for us, our communities, and our city, now is also a crucial time for Census 2020! From April to August, the Census… continue reading Support the 2020 Census: Philadelphia Counts!

By written by Andrew N.    April 24, 2020   

Every April 20, the United Nations recognizes the contribution of Chinese literature, poetry, and language in world culture by celebrating Chinese Language Day . Philadelphia is home to some… continue reading Happy Chinese Language Day!

By written by Lindsay S.    April 20, 2020    2

Please note: All Census Champion Trainings from now until March 30 have been cancelled.   Do you want to work toward a better future for our city? Are you a trusted member of your community,… continue reading 2020 Census: Get Involved at the Free Library!

By written by Clare F.    February 20, 2020    1

On Thursday, February 20 , David W. Young will appear at Parkway Central Library to discuss his book, Battles of Germantown: Effective Public History in America .  Many Philadelphia residents… continue reading What is "Public History", Anyway?

By written by Nina C.    February 19, 2020   

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